I’m a newbie so apologies in advance if this isn’t the correct location to flag this. I searched Google,
commonmark.org but haven’t found anything yet.
Citing a URL in addition to just a name or article title means readers can easily check your source & read further if they choose (I assume it’s also better for SEO).
On phpBB forums, the following BBCode will put a link into the citation:
[quote="In [url=http://example.com/]First Post[/url], Bob"]
On WordPress, the following HTML effectively does the same thing:
<blockquote><cite><a href="http://example.com">First Post</a>, Bob</cite> Hello this is my quote. </blockquote>
The screenshot below shows examples of how they render on my forum & blog:
But here’s how they render on Discourse:
[quote=“In First Post, Bob”]
First Post, Bob Hello this is my quote.